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Step up to the counterculture

Do you remember your favorite ’60s or ’70s outfit? Ours was a bright mini dress we wore with bright green tights. There was nothing understated about fashion in those days, and you can check it out at “Hippie Chic.” Travel from 1967-72 through approximately 50 ensembles with their beads, fringe, tie-dye, crushed velvet, and patchwork. July 16 from 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m. (through Nov. 11). $25, $23 students and seniors, $10 ages 7-17 (see website for free times for ages 7-17), free under 7. Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-267-9300.


They do doo-wop This Seattle quartet of guitarist Shana Cleveland, drummer Marian Li-Pino, bassist Abbey Blackwell, and keyboardist Alice Sandahl reaches back to the girl groups of the ’50s and ’60s. La Luz brings its four-part harmonies, choreography, and doo-wop to Cambridge. 11 p.m. $8. T.T. the Bear’s Place, 10 Brookline St., Cambridge. 617-492-0082.

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Morris cheer We celebrate our successful harvest (one basil plant) with a dance step or two, which makes us an honorary morris dancer. This traditional English folk dance associated with seasonal and harvest rituals has been around since the 1400s. “Rootbound” features choreography from Maple Morris and Morris Offspring. 7:30 p.m. $25, $15 (standing-room only), $10 ages 5-12. Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. 617-718-2191.

Another fab four from Liverpool It’s been 35 years for Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, the synth-pop group from Liverpool known as OMD. The original foursome of Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes, and Martin Cooper are on tour to celebrate their new release, “English Electric.” 8 p.m. $20. 18+. Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. 800-745-3000.

360 Sculpture keeps you on the move as does the indoor/outdoor exhibit “Celebrating the Art of Sculpture.” With two venues and more than 40 pieces, feel free to be a recidivist at this free multimedia show by 25 artists. Through Sept. 13 at the Barn Workshop School of Fine Arts and Crafts School (daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 245 Maple St., Danvers. 978-774-3042. and Peabody Institute Library of Danvers (Mon hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. 978-774-0554.

Summer hallelujahs No need to wait until temps drop to heat things up with Handel’s “Messiah.” Thanks to the Choral Art Society of the South Shore you can bring your score (or rent one for $2) to South Shore Summer Sings and join in at “ ‘Messiah’ Choruses.” 7:30 p.m. (Aug. 12 sing is “Opera, Operetta, and Broadway Choruses”). $10, $9 students and seniors. First Trinitarian Congregational Church, 381 Country Way, Scituate. 781-925-6095.


Sideman and frontman This Long Island-born guitarist who first strummed at age 6 has played with or accompanied Ringo Starr, Madonna, Wynton Marsalis, Leon Redbone, Frank Zappa, Les Paul, and others. Frank Vignola will strum Tuesday with Vinnie Raniolo. July 16 at 8 p.m. $20-$45. Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main St., Wellfleet. 508-487-5400.

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